By creatively reinventing traditional dishes, skillfully presented in a homey atmosphere, guests enjoy delicious food made with local and seasonal ingredients. The wine list offers fine selections from the world’s major regions with a special focus on Italy. Carpaccio, homemade ravioli, fish stew and osso buco are just some of the delightful choices you’ll enjoy at Tarantino.
Tarantino is a classic Italian restaurant with a devout following. In addition to a lively bar, when you dine here you'll appreciate the understated elegance, affable service and excellent food.
The food and ambiance was terrific. Lots of locals/ regulars and the staff was very nice and attentive! Will definitely go back many more times!
very reliable very good
no worrying about whether you will let down
Great food and great service. This is the best restaurant in Westport!
I had lunch there with a colleague. While the location seemed a little dicey (across from the train) I was impressed with the interior, food, and service.
Our favorite husband and wife date night. Great food and wine...and martinis! Meatball app and oysters are great too.
The restaurant was very busy, which is a good sign but extremely loud, the acoustics just aren’t very good. Overall, I would have to say the service was not great, not very attentive and they forgot to bring a drink that was ordered. Never brought a wine bucket for the bottle of white we ordered. We let it go and just made sure we were not charged for the drink. The food was excellent. The chef is great, absolutely enjoyed all our meals. Not sure if we will return but overall it was good.
Service was prompt and attentive.
Salads were generous and tasty.
Salmon was excellent!
Fettuccine with meat sauce was like out of grandma’s kitchen.
Deserts were yummy.
This was a small old Italian place.
Quite loud because of the size and number of people there. Overall a nice dinner.
perfect as usual
we closed the place
i would go agian
Very good - lovely atmosphere and the food was delicious. I had the linguine bolognese - homemade and hearty.
Wonderful restaurant. We are so lucky to live in the neighborhood. Food and service consistently excellent.
We were a large group n the service was wonderful. Some arrived late, so all orders were not placed together. However, the servers were on to of it. My meal was delicious. I definitely will return!!
Best pollo scarpariello anywhere...
Best restaurant in Westport! Monday and Tuesday nights is 1/2 price bottle night for wines under $100 -- great food and great value!
I have never been to a restaurant from your site that Meither my friends nor I disliked. Our corner table was so tight that even the waiter couldn’t prep our fish there.
The food was good but nothing to write home about.
Over priced given all the negatives.
The restaurant is small, very dark and painted dark too.
It is noisy too.
We will not go there again and I had looked forward to going since we’ve been to Applausi in Old Greenwich several times in the past.
My wife and I very much enjoyed our dinner.
Everybody in the restaurant appeared to have a good time !
Food and service are always terrific! Lively bar scene well separated from the dining room.
As always, delicious food and a happening scene. And a bit loud.
Love the restaurant but the noise level is a bit much
A few friends and I had a wonderful prix fixed lunch for $15, which included a first course and a main dish. The food was excellent and the wait staff was very attentive. We lingered over coffee and there was no pressure for us to leave. It was an enjoyable experience on all levels.
Sssshhh, don't tell anyone about the $15 prix fixe lunch that is so delicious. The portions are generous. It is simply a great lunch at a very very inviting price. Why go to Panera for lunch when you can have an appetizer and Chicken Milanese for $15????
We met our son & girlfriend here - conveniently across from the train station for them- and we all had wonderful meals. My husband, absolutely loved his seafood ravioli which was one of the ravioli specials for the night. My gnocchi were wonderful and enough to take home to enjoy the next day as well! We all truly enjoyed the food, the atmosphere is very comfortable, and the service top notch. Can't wait to go again!
The new prix fixe lunch is a wonderful value because the food is so delicious.
One of our favorites!! Always great food and great service.
Monday and Tuesday, wine bottles are half price. Noisy though! That’s the only downside.
Always good. Best Italian in Fairfield County, CT
Always good solid food
One of our favorite restaurants
I have to eat gluten free and I love their GF pasta. Food is consistently good and service is excellent.
Frank and the team at Tarantino are wonderful. We've known about Tarantino for a long time and we are so glad we finally visited. We were greeted immediately and warmly. The service was efficient and friendly. The drinks were delicious, sublime, actually. They were not too strong or too sweet. Our scallops appetizer was delicious and so were our entrees. We managed to have some dessert and we're glad we did. Thank you for such a wonderful experience. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Always the best authentic Italian food in Westport. Lovely owners who always get customers with "open arms". Like going home for dinner!
Hadn't been there for a while. It's definitely a class operation. One of the best Italians in the area.
Food disappointing. Restaurant very noisy . Will think twice about returning.
Noise level just too high to be able to carry on an enjoyable conversation.
Nice place - and service staff / but very loud
Great restaurant, every time I go l am pleasantly surprised. Very friendly and accommodating staff, good service and excellent food. Don’t put it off any longer, just go and have a nice meal. If it gets a little loud, it’s just a nice group of happy diners enjoying their meal and having a good time! Maybe I’ll see you there 😉.
This restaurant is located right across from the Westport train station, where there are many restaurants along the same street. The menu is short but the food is delicious, and price is reasonable. Wait staff is attentive and professional. I'll certainly come back.
One of my favorite local restaurants! Great and authentic Italian food!
Great as always. I love the shrimp and scallop dish with truffle sauce. Only trouble is that the restaurant is very noisy.
The appetizers and salads were excellent and some of the entrees were better than others but the service was inattentive and the noise level was so high that throughout dinner we were shouting at each other. In all fairness to the restaurant large parties should consider other people around them. The acoustics of a restaurant can’t always make up for people speaking loudly and groups at large tables can’t really avoid that. I think the wait staff was busy with the large group and could have been more attentive. I also think when someone drops their napkin and the waiter sees it they should automatically give you another rather than the one from the floor.
Warm, welcoming service and excellent food. Our favorite restaurant in the area.
Great find for my granddaughter's graduation celebration. We arrived a little late due to the extended ceremony but they accommodated our party with no problem. The restaurant was offering a pre-fix lunch special which really fit the bill. Everyone was happy with their selections.
We are longtime customers and Tarantino has not changed and is consistently great! It is small, intimate with great food and professional waiters and bus team. When you have an owner involved in watching the details as is the case here you have consistence of quality and service. I had the Osso Busso again and it was fab!!! You cannot go wrong with Tarrantino. Best Italian in Westport CT.